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MN50090: Elements of English law

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2019/0
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: School of Management
Further information on credits Credits: 0      [equivalent to 0 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: See Director of Studies for further information
Further information on unit levels Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Academic Year
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: Not applicable
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Not Applicable
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Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
The aim of this unit is to familiarise students with the principles of law across a wide range of legal topics so as to inform and underpin their work in the translation and interpreting units.

Learning Outcomes:
After completing the unit, students will have obtained a comprehensive understanding of all these topics and will therefore have a critical insight into the problems arising in a translation/interpretation process and will be able to tackle and solve a wide range of translation/interpreting assignments with confidence and success.
Students will continue to advance their knowledge and understanding, and to develop new skills to a high level.

Skills:
The emphasis in this unit is on developing:
* the intellectual skill required to assimilate a potentially complex and unfamiliar body of information;
* the transferable key skills of listening, analysing information and relating this to data and materials that are likely to be encountered in other contexts;
* the practical ability to deploy a functional knowledge of the English legal system as part of professional language work.

Content:
The main topics dealt with in the unit are as follows:
* terminology and functions of the law, court structure and personnel, legal objectives and remedies;
* property law, contract law, tort law;
* commercial law: principles, companies and partnerships, employment contracts, banking and insurance, intellectual property and competition;
* criminal law: general principles and defences, offences against the person, offences against property.
Reference will be made throughout to areas of usage that are common with other legal systems, or where there is a substantial difference under English law to that which might be encountered elsewhere. Students are expected to do appropriate background reading.
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MN50090 is an Extra-curricular Unit on the following programmes:

Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies
  • THPL-AFM05 : MA Interpreting and Translating (Path 1 - French & German)
  • THPL-AFM05 : MA Interpreting and Translating (Path 1 - French & Italian)
  • THPL-AFM05 : MA Interpreting and Translating (Path 1 - French & Russian)
  • THPL-AFM05 : MA Interpreting and Translating (Path 1 - French & Spanish)
  • THPL-AFM05 : MA Interpreting and Translating (Path 1 - German & Spanish)
  • THPL-AFM05 : MA Interpreting and Translating (Path 1 - Italian & German)
  • THPL-AFM05 : MA Interpreting and Translating (Path 1 - Italian & Spanish)
  • THPL-AFM05 : MA Interpreting and Translating (Path 1 - Russian & German)
  • THPL-AFM05 : MA Interpreting and Translating (Path 1 - Russian & Spanish)
  • THPL-AFM31 : MA Interpreting and Translating (Path 2 - Chinese)
  • THPL-AFM05 : MA Interpreting and Translating (Path 2 - Russian)
  • THPL-AFM10 : MA Translation and Professional Language Skills (French)
  • THPL-AFM10 : MA Translation and Professional Language Skills (French & German)
  • THPL-AFM10 : MA Translation and Professional Language Skills (French & Italian)
  • THPL-AFM10 : MA Translation and Professional Language Skills (French & Russian)
  • THPL-AFM10 : MA Translation and Professional Language Skills (French & Spanish)
  • THPL-AFM10 : MA Translation and Professional Language Skills (German)
  • THPL-AFM10 : MA Translation and Professional Language Skills (German & Spanish)
  • THPL-AFM10 : MA Translation and Professional Language Skills (Italian)
  • THPL-AFM10 : MA Translation and Professional Language Skills (Italian & German)
  • THPL-AFM10 : MA Translation and Professional Language Skills (Italian & Spanish)
  • THPL-AFM10 : MA Translation and Professional Language Skills (Russian)
  • THPL-AFM10 : MA Translation and Professional Language Skills (Russian & German)
  • THPL-AFM10 : MA Translation and Professional Language Skills (Russian & Italian)
  • THPL-AFM10 : MA Translation and Professional Language Skills (Russian & Spanish)
  • THPL-AFM10 : MA Translation and Professional Language Skills (Spanish)
  • THPL-AFM26 : MA Translation with Business Interpreting (Chinese)

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